- a small plane for cutting across the grain.
Origin of block plane
First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for block plane
Considerable practice is necessary to handle the block-plane well.
Shape these ends with the draw-knife, spokeshave, or block-plane.Manual Training Toys for the Boy's Workshop
Harris W. Moore
A block-plane is made which can, by means of a detachable side, be used as a rabbet-plane.
The block-plane makes a quite good substitute for a smoothing-plane for amateur work and is a very useful little tool.
This can be regulated by adjusting the toe in the block-plane, and by moving the frog in the jack- and smooth-planes.
- a carpenter's small plane used to cut across the end grain of wood
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